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Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral (Black Women Writers)

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Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of its most prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl from Philadelphia who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don't fade with the color of one's skin, and that love and marriage might not offer her salvation. "This novel was Fauset's call to the community to open itself to discussion and criticism and to aggressive intellectual pursuit of knowledge and experience. That call is just as necessary today. Plum Bun is a fine example of the hidden Harlem Renaissance—where the women were writers too."

—Marie Elsie St. Leger, Emerge "A fascinating glimpse of a now-vanished Harlem culture."

—Rosalind Warren, New Directions for Women

Synopsis:

Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement's most important and prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don't fade with the color of one's skin, and that love and marriage might not offer her salvation.

About the Author

Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882-1961) was literary editor of Crisis from 1919 to 1926. She is the author of four novels, including The Chinaberry Tree.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807009192
Author:
Fauset, Jessie R.
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Author:
Fauset, Jessi Redmon
Author:
Fauset, Jessie R.
Author:
Jessie
Author:
Redmon Fauset
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Black Women Writers
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
December 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8.01x5.38x.94 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of the movement's most important and prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don't fade with the color of one's skin, and that love and marriage might not offer her salvation.
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